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Research Interests

I am interested in processes underlying visual cognition. To study these processes I mainly employ methods of experimental psychology and psychophysics. These behavioural techniques are supplemented by simulations based on computational models or machine learning algorithms. My early research addressed issues of eye movement control and visual stability during saccadic eye movements. Subsequently, I have investigated questions relating to object recognition, visual categorisation, and object learning by vision and touch. Over the last decade the development of object recognition skills in children has become a major focus of my work.

Teaching Activity

Undergraduate modules

  • PY1109 Developmental Psychology I (module leader)
  • PY1117 Cognitive Psychology Ia (module leader)
  • PY2245 Cognitive Psychology II (module leader)

 Postgraduate modules

  • PY4015 Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience (module leader)
  • PY4068 Communication Skills in Research / Professional Development (module leader)
  • PY4090 Advanced Methods in Cognitive Neuroscience


Administrative Roles

  • Programme Director of the MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience



  • Habilitation in Medical Psychology and Cognitive Science, University of Munich (2000)
  • PhD Physics, Univ. of Munich (1993)
  • Diploma Physics, Univ. of Munich (1987)

Contact Details

Office: SW610A    Lab: VS37
Mailto: M.Juttner@aston.ac.uk 
Telephone: +44 (0) 121 204 4065
Fax: +44 (0) 121 3593257

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Research Output

Differential impact of disfiguring facial features on overt and covert attention

Boutsen, L., Pearson, N. A. & Jüttner, M., 1 Oct 2018, In : Acta Psychologica. 190, p. 122-134 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • Kognition und Imagination - was sind mentale Bilder?

    Translated title of the contribution: Cognition and imagination - what are mental images?Juttner, M. W. & Rentschler, I., 2018, Vorstellungen bilden II. Fauser, P. & Irmert-Müller, G. (eds.). p. 71-88 18 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contribution

    Using computational models of object recognition to investigate representational change through development

    Petters, D., Hummel, J., Jüttner, M., Wakui, E. & Davidoff, J., 2017, Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics. Springer, Vol. 28. p. 141-173 33 p. (Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics; vol. 28).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Developmental commonalities between object and face recognition in adolescence

    Jüttner, M., Wakui, E., Petters, D. D. & Davidoff, J., 15 Mar 2016, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 7, 8 p., 385.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
  • Dissociation of detection and evaluation of facial expressions in adolescence

    Jüttner, M. & Quinlan, K., 31 Aug 2015, In : Perception. 44, Suppl.1, p. 19 1 p., 1P1M065.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Activities

    • 1 Membership of council

    Economic and Social Research Council (External organisation)

    Martin Jüttner (Member)

    Aug 2010 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of council